Waitomo Glowworm & Ruakuri Twin Cave Experience

Waitomo Glowworm & Ruakuri Twin Cave Experience

Discover a captivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences in Ruakuri Cave on NZ’s longest underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed. Get up-close to the glow-worms in this solar powered cave. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls while getting up close and personal with the glow-worms.

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Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

Be amazed by thousands of magical glowworms above as you glide silently by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The enchanting Waitomo Caves have been attracting visitors for more than 120 years, thanks to their incredible limestone formations and luminescent glowworms. The subterranean cave system is located beneath the rolling green countryside of the Waikato, one of New Zealand’s prime farming regions. Your guided Waitomo Caves tour will be an unforgettable sightseeing experience as you walk through majestic caverns, explore limestone shafts, marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites and enjoy a boat ride through a grotto lit by thousands of tiny native glowworms.

Glowworm caves in New Zealand offer visitors the chance to explore dark caves that are lit up by thousands of tiny glowworms (scientifically known as Arachnocampa Luminosa) who shine bright as a way to attract their prey.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Caves 3977 New Zealand

Offering a captivating blend of the most compelling subterranean experiences (including glowworms), it will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature. Begin the tour by journeying down through the spectacular, man-made spiral entrance, marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries while listening to the distant thunder of subterranean waterfalls. If you want to see glowworms up-close and personal and learn about their fascinating life, then this is the tour for you.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund."
"Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, Sun protection, jacket/warm layer, & any essential personal items."
"Easy and good fitness level required."
"This is a guided walking tour and sensible walking footwear is recommended."
"No photography is permitted inside the Waitomo caves, and cameras and Go Pros cannot be taken on the tour."
"Photography is permitted in Ruakuri Cave so bring your camera to click the best shots."
"No backpacks or large bags allowed in cave due to delicate formations."
"Please do not touch the formation in the cave as it discoloured easily, please help us protect our cave."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"

Hora de Inicio: 6:30 AM
Duración: 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Grand Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD
  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation
  • Admission to fully guided 45 minutes experience Waitomo Glow Worm Cave
  • Boat ride on an underground stream through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Admission to fully guided 75 minutes experience Waitomo Ruakuri Cave
  • Experience top best North Island destinations in one day on an all-encompassing tour
  • Marvel at awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites during the the iconic Glow-worm Caves
  • Be captivated by the thousands of magical glow-worms as you glide silently by boat
  • Stare up at thousands of glowing glow-worms above you
  • Walk through the Cathedral Cave and experience the amazing acoustics
  • Immerse yourself in geology and history of the Waitomo caves with the help of a tour guide
  • See more glow-worms than you could ever imagine all lighting up above your head!
  • Discover Waitomo’s longest underground guided walking tour as you explore Ruakuri Cave
  • Leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature
  • Marvel at unique rock formations, subterranean rivers, and thousands of glow-worms
  • Go deeper into the story as you descend the dramatic spiral entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Ruakuri Cave

No Incluye

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge


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